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in the house of representatives. in less than an hour, california congresswoman nancy pelosi will announce whether or not she'll run for another term as house minority leader. dana bash joins us from capitol hill. any early word, dana? >> reporter: well, our diedre walsh just called and said it looks like she is staying in her job. speaking with her caucus right now as we speak to talk about her future. there has been so much speculation about whether she would go, because she has yet another term in front of her where she is minority leader or whether she would stay and try one more time to get that speaker's gavel back, get the majority back. di diedre walsh is hearing she is staying in her role as leader. i was just down there moments before coming up and talking to you, talking to many democrats. that is what they said that they hoped would happen. she certainly has a lot of loyalty in her caucus. she has led it over the past ten years. she became democratic leader in 2002, has led it for the past ten years with an iron fist. she has raised tens of millions of dollars to help democrats
minority leader nancy pelosi as she prepares to address democrats today. will she stay in her role or will she be stepping down? >> good morning. 48 days until we reach the fiscal cliff, unless congress and the president act. i'll tell you what falling off that fiscal cliff could mean for you and the greater economy. >>> a massive recall from toyota. millions of cars called in because of a steering problem. what you need to know. >> among our guests today, new york congressman steve israel will be joining us. newt and callista gingrich. author kitty kelley. pennsylvania congressman allyson schwartz. patty murray is with us and director oliver stone. it is wednesday, november 14th. "starting point" begins right now. >> look at me i'm whistling our theme song this morning. you're watching "starting point." the scandal, and it's spreading, is now engulfing two four-star generals. there are some new details about the woman who is at the center of it all. her name is jill kelley. she is described as a tammpy socialite. she first reported she's anonymous harassing e-mails to an fbi agent
hill, the minority leader nancy pelosi. is she going to retire? expected to announce her decision later this morning. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following some of those developments there. what do you think? is it a yes or a no? what are folks saying? >> we don't know yet but you can barely turn a corner on capitol hill without hearing open speculation. few people really know the answer. i'm told even nancy pelosi's own staff doesn't know. the people i'm talking to, who i suspect do know, won't give me a hint. nancy pelosi has been the house democratic leader for ten years. four of which she was the speaker of the house. and by all accounts she leads her caucus with an iron fist. now she left a lot of her democratic colleagues pretty shocked two years ago when she decided to stay on as minority leader when she lost the gavel. now she really seems to be enjoying this intrigue about her future. listen to what she said yesterday. >> let's see, what time is it now? it's 2:00. on tuesday. i'll see you right here, 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very de
@foxnews.com. thank you, sir. 20 past. martha: a lot of breaking news. this just crossing moments ago. nancy pelosi will remain as the democratic leader. that news has just crossed. she'll make an official announcement at the top of the 10:00. we'll bring that story to you live. nancy pelosi to stay in her position. this morning president obama pushing his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff by raising taxes but in a bigger way than was disclosed about it election. also he meets with the white house with heads of major u.s. corporations. what will transpire there. with white house reporters this will be his first post election news conference, lots of questions expected on the fiscal cliff and also on the fiscal cliff. bill: that's $6 gasoline. drivers where they are getting a major case of sticker shock. >> it's crazy. if you go to the other gas stations it's half of this. >> we came in the past and they have always been outray just. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare... now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budg
where he's going but he's creating some drama anyway. and then we're counting down to nancy pelosi's big announcement about her future. will she step aside as the top democrat in the house? we will learn that this hour. >>> good morning from washington. it's wednesday, november 14, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. the president holds his first news conference today, since august. what was supposed to be a re-election victory lap and a way to -- an opportunity to press for his vision on a deficit reduction deal is going to be overshadowed because there are going to be questions about two four star generals who have dominated the news this week. this morning there is new information in that widening scandal about the fbi probe and the two women in the center of it all, tampa socialite jill kelley and paula broadwell. some ask why did the fbi wait to notify them about the investigation and why the director of national intelligence was not informed until election night. given that the investigation had been under way for mon
that nancy pelosi will be staying on as house minority leader. the congresswoman from san francisco has a news conference at 7:00 this morning. we knew she was going to make announcement regarding that there was speculation whether she will remain as leader of the democrats in the house and whether she will serve out her two year term. she says she will not only serve out the two years of term and she will also stay onq@ as house minority leader. we'll continue to follow this. remember that news conference is coming up at 7:00, stay with abc7 and abc7news.com. >>> 49er quarterback smith is reportedly seeking a second opinion. smith suffered a concussion sunday that forced him out of the game he met with an independent neurologist monday. according to -- he's decide towed seek further medical advice. has to be medically -- cleared before he can play monday. jay cutler also out with a concussion. >>> cal football coach could find out sunday if he will continue with the team. he is set to meet with the athletic director the bears are 3 and 8 and finished a dismal season saturday night. he
then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these ideas that we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. >> hogan, people are going to look at this and wonder why is paul ryan still clofrping around on the same cement shoes that tanked his bid on the romney ticket and heading back to d.c. after it was a mandate that the nation spoke and put the president back in power? >> i think this largely speaks to political capital. and right now the president has a lot of political capital. i don't think he should waste that on someone like susan rice's nomination where it will be met with a ton of resistance, rightly or wrongly, that's not the point. he should use that political capital to try to ram through some of the things he's been talking about on the campaign trail for the last year, but even previous to that in 2008. paul ryan makes a good point, though. i do agree. i don't think the president has a mandate per se but a lot of political capital. just depends how he wants to spend it and the republicans, if they don
conference on capitol hill this morning, as well. house minority leader nancy pelosi is expected to discuss her political future. 72-year-old democrat won re- election in her san francisco directed last week but her party failed to score enough house seats to regain a majority so there is speculation she may step down from her leadership post. the news conference set for 7:00 our time here in california. >>> time now 6:10. a worldwide toyota recall. the problem affecting millions of prius models. >> it's like nothing is sacred. >> burglars strike a bay area museum. why security guards sat and watched as burglars made their getaway. >> a bus driver caught in a brawl with pay student. what sent the driver over the edge. citib 's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. i can't breathe, so i can't sleep. and the next day i pay for it. i tried decongestants... i tossed and turned... i even vaporized. and then i fought back with drug-free breathe right. these nasal
the general's affair. they eventually notified the director of national intelligence. >> ifill: nancy pelosi said today and dianne feinstein is not happy either, said today it would have been nice to hear about this before she heard about it on tv. at what point... explain to the people who don't get the way this works what the oversite role of the congressional committees, when they're supposed to be told and when it would be politically unadvantagous in terms of looking like you were trying to taint an investigation not to tell members? >> well, i think i answered most of that in my last answer. but if it's an ongoing criminal investigation not involving the head of the c.i.a. or somebody of that kind, i don't know what the obligation was to tell congress anything. by the time, however, that that... that this perhaps rogue f.b.i. agent in florida who lives in tampa and was friendly with e oer wan involved in all this called dave rickard, a former sheriff and member of congress from washington state who called eric cantor, then this was a highly irregular process. going to jim clapper when
leader nancy pelosi is poised to plan her future plans tomorrow. grace lee on the tough choice facing the bay area politician. grace? >> reporter: well liz, the question is, is it coming to an end or not. and the minority leader is not saying. in fact she was coy earlier today said she can't tell the press before she tells her own caucus. but after a historic rise to the speakership, could this be her time to step aside. >> here they are, the freshman recruits. >> reporter: while introducing the new faces of congress, the subject shifted to nancy pelosi's future. will she stay on to lead her party? >> what time is it now? it is 2:00 on tuesday, i'm see you right here at 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very dearly i thought i would talk to my own caucus before i shared that information with you. >> reporter: pelosi will outline her plans to the democratic caucus tomorrow. it is her lack of answers that has sparked the washington guessing game. chris lee hane said that pelosi is at her most powerful and backed by her own party and she alone will decide her fate. >> most pol
scandal. and now we add a twin sister to the mix. >>> staying or go? house leader nancy pelosi reveals her plans just hours from now. >>> toyota taking control over a steering problem that could affect millions of hybrids. hey, everyone. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. up first, the tangled web that has insnared two of the country's top military women and two women who are not their wives. this morning we are learning much more about jill kelley, the tampa socialite at the heart of the investigations involving general david petraeus and john allen. first there were threatening e-mails sent from petraeus' writer paula broodwell. >> then he resigned as cia director. now john allen, top adviser in afghanistan, is being investigated for flirtatious e-mails he exchanged with kelley over a two-year period. >> kelley is pleading for privacy now even though she finds herself in the middle of a real-life soap and a here. we are hearing her voice now for the first time in a 911 call to tampa police, that was last weekend,
nancy pelosi says she won't answer questions whether she will stay in that role until she has had a chance to talk to her caulk cuss tomorrow. >>> allen west could file a motion today challenging last week's election results. patrick murphy leads by 2,000 votes and is claiming victory. >>> why can't we be friends? that is what mitt romney might be asking after his facebook page was being unliked at the rate of nearly 850 users per hour. >>> conservative anti-tax crusader grover norquist had a rather unique way of describing romney and the obama victory. >> the president was elected on the basis he was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >>> here is some good news, the romney campaign website is a virtual shopping mall of campaign swag for sale to remember that happy preelectioneer preelectio preelection era. >>> and the white house has receiv received petitions from about 20 states that say they would like to succeed from the union. >>> stocks started the week on the flat side but there was a little excitement when the new york stock exchange suffered a trading glitch. some 21
the election political analysts have been speculating on the future of house minority leader nancy pelosi. tomorrow they may get their answer. >> what time is it now? 2:00on tuesday. i'll see you right here 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very dearly i thought maybe i would talk to my own caucus before i shared that information. >> pelosi has refused to say whether she'll give up or continue her leadership post. >>> it doesn't end with crime fighting and protecting the public. just ask these oakland police officers and their newest friday night, the parents we on their way to the hospital when they realized they wo't make it. they spotted a pole tion in fan. >>> a happy reunion today for three oakland police officers and the baby they helped to deliver. they realized they with respect going to make it. the officers helped usher the baby boy into the world. >> i don't know -- no matter what they was doing. that was just these three guys. no matter what happens. you guys single handedly saved my son's life. >> one of the officers who helped deliver the baby is a former nursing
in the house. democratic leader nancy pelosi will hold a news conference later this morning to announce whether she will stay on as minority leader. >>> a house subcommittee will begin a hearing today to investigate the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections that killed 32 people and sickened 438 others. >>> england's prince charles celebrated his 64th birthday during a royal jubilee tour stop in new zealand. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. the suspense is over when it gets hot in studio 1 a when people magazine reveals its 2012 sexiest man alive. >>> jeremy renner talks about trading in the big screen for the big stage as a first-time host for this weekend's snl. >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop o
be ready to hand over the reins following her party's failed bid to take control of congress. nancy pelosi is poised to announce her future plans tomorrow. grace lee is on the tough choice facing the prominent san francisco politician. >> well dana, i think it is a tough choice to end a career. but when you have one as powerful as hers, and you still have huge challenges like the fiscal cliff looming, staying on may be irresistible for her. so which way will the minority leader going to go? she's not saying, at least not yet. >> here they are, the fresh recruits. >> reporter: while introducing the new faces of congress, the subject quickly shifted to minority leader nancy pelosi's future. will she stay on to lead her party? >> let's see, what time is it now? it is 2:00 on tuesday. i'll see you right here at 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very dearly, i thought pain i would talk to my own caucus before i shared that information with you. >> reporter: pelosi will outline her plans to the democratic caucus tomorrow. it is her lack of answers that has sparked the washington guess
sunday. >>> 5:09. will she stay or will she go? house minority leader nancy pelosi's big announcement today. >> it's coming up in a couple of hours. plus, a brutal fight is all caught on tape. why a bus driver attacked her passengers. >> and a tornado touchdown. the unusual spot where this twister was spotted. k/news/article- ,,,,,,,, we are the sons and daughters of farmers who made cheese; the keepers of the loafs. the people who will never lower the bar. our world started in deep green grass and rain and the hills and the waves and the big, tall trees of tillamook, oregon. we make cheese of an exquisite standard and we live in a special place... where pure and good separate bombings in northen >>> it's 5:13. let's check the roads. >> liz, take it away. a lot every our overnight roadwork has been picked up. except some emergency work they are doing in san jose. they have closed that off-ramp to the alameda from southbound 880 also that on-ramp 11:15 they will open the on- and off- ramps. out to highway 4 now. eastbound highway 4 bailey to railroad actually still that full freeway cl
. >> tony with the latest from the scene. thanks for checking in. >>> within the hour, nancy pelosi announced she plans to stay in her position as house minority leader. she raised millions of dollars to put democrats back in power. they fell short of winning the house majority last week. still, pelosi succeeded in electing the most diverse caucus in the nation's history. >> as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. i have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues to once again serve as the house democratic leader. >> nancy pelosi was the first and so far, only woman elected speaker of the house. she served from 2007 to 2011. in a related development on the republican side, ang us king will go with democrats. he's an ind pen dend. >>> president obama will hold a news conference. he'll have to address the david petraeus scandal as well as the looming fiscal cliff. it may be the republicans, not the democrats to get a deal done. 50% of americans would blame republicans in congress if it doesn't get wor
. >> always good to see you, thank you. >> thank you. >>> will she stay or will she go? nancy pelosi is expected to meet with democratic leaders tonight and said that she'll discuss her decision with her caucus. >> i would be shocked if she left. it would be surprised if she step aside. nancy pelosi is someone who absolutely loves to be part of the architecture of big, major decisions. ♪ ♪ should i stay or should i go now ♪ americans are always ready to work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove ♪ i'd have nothing to lose ♪ i'd be all lost at sea ♪ with no reason to make it through ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the celebration diamond collection. ♪ if it wasn'
and ana navarro. this is a reporter asking nancy pelosi a question. she made it clear today she wants to remain the democratic leader in the house. >> you, mr. hoyer, all over 70, is your decision to stay onto prohibit younger leadership from moving forward? >> so you're suggesting everybody at the moment step aside? you don't realize that's quite offensive i guess. >> let me start with you, cornell. are you surprised she wants to stay on as minority leader? >> no. i'm not at all. she's been a fantastic leader. she was a fantastic speaker moving through historic things throughout the house without her strong leadership probably would not have gotten done. the house democrats picked up last check eight or nine seats, wolf. and in the end tally we actually got more people voting for house democrats than republicans. and we probably could have taken back the house if the seats weren't so dog gone gerrymander. i don't think it's a surprise she's staying in there. she's a strong leader. she should stay in there. i think the question is a little offensive. frankly, a lot of old men are in p
minority leader nancy pelosi is responding to the scandal involving general david petraeus and national security came up. take a listen. >> i think there is some answers we have to have about notification to congress. i don't have any reason to think that there are any national security issues at stake in what has transpired. i think some dishonorable things were done and the honorable thing has to be to resign or not to go forward. i don't know -- see, that's what i said. we have to find out what -- who knew what when and why would congress not know. but, again, again, if it doesn't involve national security, the notification requirement doesn't trigger. if it involves poor behavior, it would be nice to know before we saw it on tv. [ inaudible ] >> i guess what i'm describing for you is obviously you want to have some answers but you also want to put them on notice that you have the proper notification? >> well, i had notification if it involves national security, but as you know the acting director is talking to the leaders about what has transpired and how we go forward. i think it i
with some bay area headlines right now. san francisco representative nancy pelosi has just made it official. she will stay on as the house minority leader. there had been talk pelosi might step down after democrats failed to retake the house this month. but she is staying put. >>> crews working to restore power to san francisco city hall this morning. there was no fire but a smoky electrical problem touched off the sprinklers overnight. the water caused some minor damage, as well. >>> and one firefighter slightly hurt this morning in a fire in el sobrante. the injury happened at a home with a fire in the attic. all residents got out safely. >>> traffic and weather on your wednesday coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the usual commute toward the pay gate backed up through the maze, 20 minutes while they turn the metering lights on. elsewhere, westbound 237 a little stop and go. you can see it from this live traffic camera in milpitas. looks like that to sanger road. that's your "timesaver traffic." for your forecast, here's l
house democratic leader nancy pelosi. pelosi says she will announce later this morning whether she will stay on as minority leader after the democrats failed to within enough seats last week to take back control of the house. >>> also there are new questions right now about the political future of democrat jesse jackson jr. who easily won re-election to his illinois house seat last week. jackston has left the mayo clinic for the second time. no word yet on where he is headed or what he might head back to work. he has been on leaf since june for treatment of bipolar disorder. >> the governor of the state saying it is time for him to speak. >>> on the heels of veterans day, boost of monthly benefit checks for vets next year. increases payments 1.7% for 4 million veterans and survivors. the measure headed to the president was held up for weeks because of objections from a republican send nor whose i dent team was not revealed. >> no paycheck quite big enough for what the guys have done. >>> other news this morning, two snow boarders stranded on a mountain since sun day are boek ho --
there is a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. i think these ideas we talked see, i think these ideas we talked about are popular ideas. this was a close election. and unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we have to make sure it works in the next two years. that means i think both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: could you see supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i'm not for raising tax rates. >> reporter: you won't support a plan? >> i don't want to get into that but i don't support raising tax rates. >> reporter: period? >> yeah. i've been saying that my entire career. >> reporter: diane sawyer asked speaker boehner if you were now the de facto leader of the republican party, and his answer was -- >> oh, i wouldn't think so, paul ryan is a policy wonk. >> i take that as a great compliment from john. >> reporter: is that your role now in the republican party, policy wonk? >> i've always been one of the house policy wonks. my role is to continue to b
don't think there's a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. these idea s we've talked about i think they're popular ideas. this was a close election and unfortunately, divided government didn't work well the last to years. we have to make sure it works the next two years. both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: can you see yourself supporting a plan for raising tax rates. >> rhyme not for tax hikes. i do not support raising tax rate, period. i've been saying that my entire career. >> note to house republicans, the p-90 x classes begin again this morning. >>> there is little confidence among the public that the two sides can find a compromise. look at this. only 38% believe the president and house republicans will reach an agreement. and if there isn't a deal by the end of the year, over 50% say republicans in congress will be the ones to blame. 29% say it will rest on president obama's shoulders. >>> now, the latest on that increasingly complex scandal involving a pair of high-profile and highly d
guys. >> thank you. >>> 4:47. house minority leader nancy pelosi is expected to make a big announcement this morning about her political future. yesterday, though, she disappointed reporters who wanted her to spill the beans a little early. >> while i love you all very dearly i thought maybe i would talk to my own caucus before i shared that information with you. 72-year-old democrat easily won re-election in her liberal san francisco district, but her party failed to score enough how the seats to gain majority so there is speculation she may step down her leadership post. the capitol hill news conference set for 7:00 pacific time this morning. >>> after that conference, president obama will hold one to discuss the looming deadline for democratic and republican leaders to reach a budget deal that addresses the nation's debt. the president talked about it with labor leaders yesterday. today he will get together with business leaders including some big-wigs from general electric, walmart and ford. >>> three people are dead after the fiery crash of a single- engine plane in mississippi. th
. >>> nancy pelosi says she wants to stay where she is at. at a news conference this morning pelosi says she will seek re-election as the democratic leader of the house. she will have to win a vote during leadership elections after thank. the 72-year-old pelosi -- after thanksgiving. the 72-year-old pelosi served in congress since 1987. she also got a little upset with one reporter during the conference and his question about her position and her age. >> stay on prohibit younger leadership were moving forward. >> so you're suggesting that everybody step aside? >> simply saying that to delay younger leadership from moving forward not house. >> let's honor it as a legitimate question. [ laughter ] >> although it's quite offensive that you don't realize it i guess. the fact is, that everything that i have done in my almost -- i guess decade now of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to the congress. >> there you go. democrats say her re-election as house speaker is virtually guaranteed. >>> well, it's a dirty job and daly city public works has to do it. cleaning up the mountain of
down? that may be the question for house minority leader nancy pelosi as she's expected to answer reporters today at a news conference. the baltimore native became the first female speaker of the house in 2007 but lost that title in 2010. >>> cute or creepy? facebook has developed a new tool for couples in a relationship. it creates a page for you and your loved one to share posts, events and photos where both of you are tagged. the page is made whether or not you want it. >>> we couldn't see it in person, but take a look at these pictures coming out of the southern hemisphere of a solar eclipse. tens of thousands turned out in australia and new zealand to watch the moon pass between the sun and the earth, creating total darkness. the next total solar eclipse is expected for march 2015. so, lynette, that's the southern hemisphere. they've got spring going on down there. >> exactly. >> no luck for us at all. >> that's my cold thing. >> she wore a coat. >> i'm good. you'll want that coat when you step outside, charley, that's for sure. speaking of outside, we'll take you out there
nancy pelosi is holding a news conference today. she's expected to say whether she's going to stay on as a democratic leader of the house. she won her 13th term representing san francisco on election day. >>> general david petraeus may resign from the head of the cia amid a scandal, but in a new video game, he's received a promotion. in the new game called "dutiy black ops 2" he's been appointed defense secretary in the year 2025. that game will be released on tuesday. >>> one of the worst parts about flying is waiting for long lines getting through security. today bwi is announcing plans to begin tsa precheck operations. certain frequent flyers traveling with u.s. airways, delta and united will be able to get through those screenings more quickly. bwi is the 32nd airport to offer the program. it has more than 4 million people annually. >>> parking garages in annapolis will soon have rest rest rooms available to use 24/7. more details are being announced today. the mayor and a number of councilmembers and business leaders are expected to take part. we'll have that information for
as opposed to the senate, do you hear anything nancy pelosi is going to have a news conference, a press conference, later today? what do you think she's going to do? any word? >> i have no idea. no idea. >> thank you for your honesty. go get me a cup of coffee. >> did you watch this program yesterday? debbie wassermann schultz said she's staying. most of the people i talk to say she's staying. i think her body language yesterday when she was sparring with the press a little bit suggest she's staying. and if we're wrong, i won't be here tomorrow. >> let's go back to congressman ryan and his comments. the interesting thing that president obama did yesterday, he's been, you know, criticized -- was criticized a lot from a lot of different angles in the first four years of his time in office. but one of the things that the left and some in the center criticized him for was constantly negotiating against himself, that he was not a tactical negotiator. yesterday was as much as anything an announcement. he's not going to get the tax increases that he wants. that number. but he's not coming in -
's a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these ideas that we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. and unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we're going to have to make sure it works in the next two years. that means, i think, that both parties have to talk to each other. >> but could you see yourself supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i'm not for raising tax rates. >> so you won't support a plan? >> i don't want to get into negotiating with the media, but i do not support raising tax rates. >> period. >> yeah, i've been saying that my entire career. >> the fiscal cliff. i mean, there are people -- you read them, you hear them, say, you know, let us go off the fiscal cliff. that might be one way to really resolve the situation. what happens if we go off the fiscal cliff? what is the fiscal cliff? >> well -- >> i can't even balance a checking account. what is it? >> it's actually more like 2 1/2 cliffs because
then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going to have to make sure it works for the next two years. that means, i think, both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: diane sawyer asked speaker boehner if you are now the de facto leader of the republican party. and his answer was, oh, i wouldn't think so. paul ryan is a policy wonk. >> i take that as a great compliment from john. >> reporter: is that your role in the republican party, the house policy wonk? >> i have also been one of the house policy wonks. my role is to continue to be a champion of ideas, to help our party be a reform party that shows how we get economic growth. >> reporter: i asked ryan about speculation that he would be an early front-runner for the republican presidential nomination in 2016. he told me it is way too early to even think about the next presidential race. jonathan karl, abc ne
redcard. ♪ ♪ hallelujah! >>> good morning. nancy pelosi has just announced she will continue as house minority leader for two more years. she met with party leaders within the past hour. her decision to stay on is likely to leave the current democratic leadership team almost entirely in place some insteaders believe it would have been easier for president obama to negotiate if she stepped out of the picture. , earlier accident cleared, carpool lanes and&ó fastrak getting by with no problem, backed west past overcrossings into san franciscoá'b, accident southbound 680 at treat gone, damage is done backing on to 242 and towards contra costa boulevard in the concord pleasant hill area. >> when we come back >>> welcome back of the beautiful picture from mount tamalpais looking down on ocean beach, san francisco high clouds this afternoon. temperatures running in the 40s and 50s mainly a few 30s around fairfield into the afternoon one to six degrees warmer than average mid 60s to low 70s from the coast to our inland neighborhoods, looks >>> you remember this video. watch this woman dri
. >> the top stories making news at this hour. should she stay or should she go? nancy pelosi might reveal if she is stepping down as democratic leader of the house. she has led democrats for ten years they failed to gain control of the session. >>> catholic leader timothy cardinal dolan saying the catholic church won't give up the fight against president obama's birth control mandate. they will move forward with lawsuits against that mandate. they are against the requirement that employers provide health insurance that provide free birth control. the president program moysed to change the mandate so insurance would pay for birth control but any employer should be able to opt out of that. >>> negotiating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants. mccain and rubio are willing to work on an immigration reform. rubio worked on a republican version of the dream act last year. things will take time but quote it's an important issue for the country economically. >>> stick around senator john mccain will be live on fox and friends. >> panic erupting at a community college in texas af
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